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Yummy Alpine Delicacy: Hunter Schnitzel With Mushroom Gravy!

For next week, Chef Janine is serving her ketogenic interpretation of this refreshingly light and delicious meal. She is preparing her "Alpine Jaeger Schnitzel" with hormone- and antibiotics-free chicken breast breaded with finely ground pork rinds. She serves on the side perfectly ketogenic German spaetzle (made with lupin flour), seasonal fresh green beans (or other seasonal green vegetables such as asparagus or Brussels sprouts) and a rich creamy mushroom gravy. Chef Janine's COMFORT KETO version of this fine dish comes with a small serving of our house made sour cherry jam.

Schnitzel incorporates meats such as veal, pork, beef or chicken. The thinly sliced meat is served in form of boneless cutlet. The German word schnitzel means 'slice'. The term schnitzel for thinly sliced meat was first attested in the mid 19th Century.

This popular European dish is called

  • escalope in France and Spain,

  • cotoletta in Italy,

  • kotlet schabowy in Poland,

  • milanesa in Latin America, and

  • chuleta valluna in Colombia.

  • The Japanese tonkatsu is a similar dish.

  • In the US, the chicken-fried steak and pork tenderloin are similar dishes to Schnitzel.

Popular kinds of Schnitzel in the German lands

There are four popular kinds of Schnitzel in the German lands. While they are breaded, there are regional differences between Germany, Austria (Vienna - this Wiener Schnitzel) and Switzerland regarding how they are served.

The most common versions besides the "Plain Schweineschnitzel" (usually pork, sometimes veal) are:

  • Wienerschnitzel is usually veal and served with a lemon wedge,

  • Rahmschnitzel is served with a cream sauce,

  • Zigeunerschnitzel (“gypsy” schnitzel) is served with a bell pepper sauce, and

  • Jaegerschnitzel is served with a rich brown mushroom gravy.

Most restaurants in the middle European region serve Plain (Schweineschnitzel) and Jägerschnitzel; by the way Jaegerschnitzel is one of German speaking world's most popular foods.

These delicious meals are typically served with a combination of sides such as Spätzle (home made egg noodles), pommes frites (French fries), Swabian potato salad, potatoes with parsley and butter, leafy green salad, German cucumber salad and sauerkraut. Most of these sides are unfortunately loaded with carbs and are not ketogenic. As sides, leafy green salad, German cucumber salad and sauerkraut are perfectly ketogenic.

Here is the full Summer "Menu 7" (click the image below to check the menu details).

Please follow the link below to order for delivery on Tuesday, July 18th:

Bon appétit! Your Master Keto Chef Janine Lechuga


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